Why clone SSD to SSD?
Replace HDD (Hard Disk Drive) with SSD (Solid State Drive) to get better performance of operating system is very popular among Windows users. Yet SSD isn’t famous for large capability like HDD does. So it is easier to get low disk space warning after a couple of months or seasons’ usage.
Therefore, it is not uncommon for Windows users to purchase new SSD and to clone SSD to new SSD. Actually, backup SSD and restore the image to the new SSD later could count as a good way if you don’t take restoration as troublesome because cloning smaller SSD to larger SSD will save the last step.
How to clone SSD to new SSD?
It is hard for you to clone SSD to larger SSD within Windows Disk Management since it is the missing feature in Windows operating system. Hence, it is time to turn to 3rd party software. You need one kind of software that supports not only cloning to bigger SSD but also cloning to smaller SSD.
AOMEI Backupper Standard is freeware for commercial and home use. It can meet above need with intelligent clone as well as sector-by-sector clone. Besides, you can fit all partitions on the new SSD during the cloning process, and clone large HDD to smaller SSD without difficulties. It has a user-friendly interface, so don’t worry about the operations even though you have less knowledge of computer. Download AOMEI Backupper Standard and have a try now.
Steps to clone SSD to another SSD with AOMEI Backupper
In the first place, connect the new SSD to your computer. You might need to format the new drive before you can use it.
Firstly, install and open AOMEI Backupper Standard. Click Clone, and select Disk Clone.
Secondly, select the old SSD as the source disk.
Thirdly, select the new SSD as the destination path.
Fourthly, click Start Clone.
It is strongly recommend you to check "SSD Alignment" box since the destination drive is SSD. It will speed up the rate of reading and writing as well as prolong the service life of SSD.
This operation will clone only used part by default. If you need to clone every aspect of the old SSD, make sure to check "Sector by sector clone" box.
If you click "Edit partitions", you will get three sub-options as follow. Upgrade to its Professional edition for advanced options:
If you want to start you PC from the new cloned SSD, be sure to change the boot sequence in BIOS, or replace old SSD with new SSD manually.
Please note that the Standard edition does not support clone system disk between MBR and GPT partition style.
Clone SSD to new SSD could be easy with AOMEI Backupper, you can boot your computer with new SSD exactly after cloning. If your internal hard drive is HDD instead of SSD, then you can clone boot drive to SSD, too. Further, many helpful features like system clone, disk backup, transfer C drive to SSD are come with this software.
The free backup and restore solution, AOMEI Backupper Standard, supports Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows XP and Windows Vista. Feel free to use it.